On 12 and 13 September 2019 Investigators from the Anti-Corruption Commission charged Mr.
Nick Smith and Mr. Dominic Dacres with the following:
Smith, Nick (a public official, aged 57 years from George Town)
One Count of Breach of Trust contrary to s.13 of the Anti-Corruption Law (2016 Revision); and
Two counts of False Accounting, contrary to s.255(1)(b) of the Penal Code (2017 Revision).
Dacres, Dominic (a public official, aged 41 years from Spotts)
One count of Obtaining a Pecuniary Advantage by Deception contrary to s.248(c) of the
Penal Code (2017 Revision).
Both persons have been further bailed to appear to appear in Summary Court on 24th September
As the matter is now before the Courts, the Commission will not provide any further comment
On Tuesday the Health Services Authority (HSA) advised that it has concluded its internal investigation into overtime claims and payments in the Authority’s Security Department. They have confirmed that the Authority will now be taking next steps in the internal disciplinary proceedings.
As it is the policy of the HSA to not discuss HR matters in the public domain and as this now involves criminal proceedings initiated by the Office of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), the Authority will provide no further public statement. The HSA will continue to assist the ACC as needed.
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